Simplify Your PCI DSS Compliance with Apptega

With Apptega, you can easily build, manage and report your PCI DSS compliance and overall cybersecurity program. Start by selecting the PCI DSS framework and Apptega will instantly design your entire program. Easily manage your program in the platform with real-time compliance scoring, task management, budgeting, collaboration, and more. Finally, generate one-click reports for audits, board meetings, and customer requests.

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Cybersecurity is an ongoing program, not a one-time project. With dozens of Storage Post retail locations requiring continuous PCI compliance, Apptega organizes our entire program in one place, giving us incredible efficiencies. It's the for cybersecurity.
Jackson Wilson
CIO, Storage Post

Overview of PCI DSS Compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) outline technical and operational requirements set by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to protect cardholder data. PCI DSS provides a comprehensive security framework and best practices for protecting sensitive cardholder data from malicious software and individuals.

If you store, process, or transmit credit card information, PCI compliance is required and can be used to provide assurance to your customers and partners that you maintain a robust security program. Violation of PCI requirements can lead to negative consequences, including fines, damages to brand and reputation, and exposed risk to data breaches.

PCI DSS includes over 245 requirements and is one of the most widely-used standards for securing consumer data and building trust related to storing, processing, and transmitting payment card data. Many organizations achieve certification in PCI compliance by engaging an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) who will assess your existing security procedures against the required PCI DSS policies. If your organization is found to be in compliance, you are issued an Attestation of Compliance report which must be renewed annually.

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Who Needs to Ensure PCI Compliance?

Companies across all industries use Apptega to implement and report PCI DSS compliance. With the ever-changing regulations and evolving business conditions in your industry, our solution will help you get ahead so you’re prepared for your next audit and all customer inquiries.



Maintain your professional reputation while keeping your clients' financial data secure at all times.

Dining Travel and Leisure

Dining, Travel, & Leisure

Ensure protection of your brand and reputation by ensuring protection of your customers' credit card information.



Cyber-attacks on the healthcare industry are up over 125%. Provide your patients and the community peace of mind with payment data security.

SaaS Companies

Internet & Technology Providers

Take and hold credit card data with confidence and protect your brand reputation.



As nonprofits process thousands of credit cards per year, it's becoming even more crucial to incorporate the PCI DSS compliance as part of your overall security plan.



Demonstrate that your company employs the latest methods for ensuring financial data security.

Financial Services

Financial Services & Insurance

As heavily-regulated sectors, it's imperative to have the right security protocols in place.

Professional Services

Professional Services

Your reputation is your business. Safeguard your clients' credit card information and ensure the protection of your brand.

Other Industries

Other Industries

Utilize PCI DSS compliance as your insurance policy against data theft.

The 12 Controls of PCI DSS

PCI DSS has over 245 requirements organized as 12 main areas called “controls.” In order to achieve compliance with the PCI DSS Council, organizations who handle payment cards must follow and meet these 12 controls.

  • Firewall Configurations
  • Establish and implement both hardware and software firewalls and router configuration standards to protect your system.

  • System Defaults Management
  • Ensure vendor-supplied defaults are changed and unnecessary default accounts are disabled before installing systems on your network.

  • Stored Cardholder Data Protection
  • Use industry-accepted algorithms to encrypt stored cardholder data and limit data retention time.

  • Encryption of Cardholder Data
  • Incorporate encrypted transmissions for when you send cardholder's primary account numbers (PAN) over public and open networks.

  • Anti-virus Software or Programs
  • Deploy a consistently-updated anti-virus software. This type of software should be installed on any system vulnerable to malware. Make sure your POS vendor also regularly executes your anti-virus software. Furthermore, stay apprised of the latest malware threats.

  • Securing Systems and Applications
  • Keep your systems, and applications, updated with the latest patches and security fixes. Hackers can penetrate security loopholes.

  • Restricting Access to Cardholder Data
  • Maintain a need-to-know policy around cardholder data.Use a role-based (RBAC) access control system.

  • ID Management
  • Make sure every person with computer access has a unique ID. They should also be complex and detailed.

  • Physical Access to Cardholder Data
  • Restrict physical access to cardholder data. Often, data theft occurs during the day when employees might be too busy to take notice. Do not keep sensitive files out in the open. Moreover, keep a list of authorized payment device users.

  • Tracking and Monitoring Network
  • Install log management technologies to monitor access to networks and cardholder data. Review your logs daily.

  • Testing Security Systems
  • Schedule regular intervals of penetration tests and vulnerability scans.

  • Information Security Policy
  • Keep regularly-updated documentation of all your policies and procedures. These can be used as evidence for proof of compliance.

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PCI Compliance Resources

Utilize these complimentary resources to ensure PCI compliance and optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of your overall cybersecurity program:

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